History of 115517

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History of 115517

#1 Post by Steve Turino » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:49 pm

I would love to find out the history of my car, chassis #115517 1961 B Super, Reutter coupe. I know it has been in RI since 1994 and probably a bit before, and I have some idea of it's life during this time from the previous owner, but nothing prior to 1994. Anyone know this car or know of a way to find out info?
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#2 Post by David Pateman » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:37 pm

I have not see that car noted before, so it may be difficult to find more info. Going back through issues of the Registry magazine or PCA Panorama magazine may help. The Kardex (I can assist) may have some distributor information and possibly a first owner.
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#3 Post by Mark Reich » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:23 pm

My car is only about 400 before yours. Mine is Heron Grey with a red interior. It would be interesting to know your configuration. While mine now lives in Massachusetts, it started out in Texas.
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#4 Post by Mark Pribanic » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:23 am

Have any foto's to share? Might help stir peoples memory.
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#5 Post by John Clarke » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:55 am

Hi Steve
It doesn't help you, but we have 115030 a 61 RHD T5 B Coupe in Slate Grey, over here in the UK
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#6 Post by Steve Turino » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:12 am

Thank you all for commenting, the car is in Aetna blue with light grey interior and still wears these colors. David I would be interested in finding out about obtaining the Kardex. I just emailed you. I also found in the member's car section, a car produced right next to mine, not that that helps with mine's history.
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#7 Post by Steve Turino » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:23 am

I should also note that I have the CoA which agrees with what is on the car, but does not speak to this point. The interior garnish rails and dash pad (which appears to be original along with the rest of the interior except for the seat covers), are a darker shade of blue. I would almost prefer to have the garnish rails in Aetna blue. I understand that Porsche may have done the contrasting garnish rail color scheme but somehow doesn't look quite right to me.
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#8 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:29 am

To contact David Pateman just click on the Email icon at the bottom of his post.
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#9 Post by Steve Turino » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:31 am

Doh! Thanks Doug, I saw that after I posted. Have another cup of coffee Steve!
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#10 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:34 am

BTW Beautiful car.
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#11 Post by GregVandenbussche » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:27 am

114988 here, not too far :) mine had garnish rails same as body, fjord green with light grey interior too
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Re: History of 115517

#12 Post by Steve Turino » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Yes, garnish rails same as the body color makes sense to me.
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#13 Post by Mark Reich » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:49 am

I believe the rule is dashtop same color as interior and garnish rails to match. The subject car has what appears to be grey upholstery with a blue dashtop, with the garnish rails matching the dashtop. My car, 115155, has a red interior with red dashtop and red garnish rails, while the exterior is Heron Grey. I have never heard of contrasting dashtop/garnish rails and upholstery.
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#14 Post by Mike Horton » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:32 pm

Steve, my very late, titled as a '61, #114xxx coupe, was sold through our then local dealer, bought at trade in by the parts dept. manager, and I bought it in '68, and though the car had been cheaply overpainted in a wrong red, it was easy to tell, that it had originally been Ruby Red, with the same light Grey. The dash top, was red, and the Garnish moldings were a Maroon color. The Germans, will be German, and their sense of color, does not match ours. When I redid the car in '69, I changed the dash top to Black, and painted the garnish moldings to a black, in lacquer. All the late C/SC cars, seemed to be Signal Red, so I mistakenly painted mine Signal Red. When I get around to it, I'll go back to the Ruby Red I should have painted it back then.

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#15 Post by Steve Turino » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:43 pm

Mike
It sounds like your dash top and garnish rails were a semblance of your exterior color also. Thanks for sharing that.
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